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8th Annual Quilt Show!

8th Annual “Airing of the Quilts” Show Brings Visitors to Greenwood. Old Jail Opens May 5th

The annual “Airing of the Quilts” quilt show returns to Greenwood May 5 and 6. The show, in its eighth year, has grown in popularity bringing quilters and quilt-lovers from eleven states in 2016. The show has become known for the high quality of its exhibits and vendors and the hospitality that is its hallmark. “We seek to provide an experience to visitors,” says quilt show committee member Donna Goldstein. “From the welcome at the front door, to the way the quilts are displayed, to the ambiance of the tea room, visitors can feel the love we have for quilts, quilters and this event. Making the show special for our visitors and exhibitors is important to us.”

The “Airing of the Quilts” display will be at the Senator Ed Wilkinson Pavilion in Bell Park. Tickets are $5.00.

Miss Sue’s Tea Room an Elegant Feature

The Quilt Show also includes the popular “Miss Sue’s Tea Room” featuring and elegant lunch and the hospitality of consummate hostess Sue Lewis. She and volunteers will be serving Croissant Sandwiches, seasonal fruit, salads, drinks and desserts from 10:30 AM until 2:00 PM. Tickets are $8.00. Mrs. Lewis will be assisted by Nancy and George Heflin. The Décor will be a work of Mary Stewart Richardson and Sharon Dodd Griffin.

ESA Sorority Sponsors Show 

Founding committee member and quilting guru Kay Voss, owner of Mama’s Log House Quilt Shop, and long-time organizer of quilt shows, is responsible for obtaining the quilts for display. Committeewomen Becky Rainwater and Ann Akins, officers of Alpha Delta Chapter, ESA-the show’s sponsors-work with their fellow sorority members behind the scenes to make the show a reality each spring.

Community Involved in Show

The community of Greenwood shares their enthusiasm. Residents and merchants have been invited to welcome visitors by displaying quilts on their porches and in their shop windows.

The South Sebastian County Historical Society joins in the celebration displaying vintage quilts at the Old Jail Museum, 1848 Vineyard Cabin, Barn and the Redwine Pioneer Schoolhouse. There will be a blacksmith demonstration, music by Mountain Dulcimers and Civil War re-enactors.

Old Jail Museum Complex Open With New Display

The museum will unveil a diorama of the Battle of Devil’s Backbone Mountain Ridge on long-term loan from the Fort Smith Historic Site. Historical Interpreters will greet visitors to the Vineyard Cabin. Ada Sanderson will be sewing on a treadle sewing machine. Greenwood native/historical interpreter Cody Faber, Mike Condren and Barbara Jacobson will be on hand to guide tours and thoughts around the museum complex while portraying historical figures.

Also, for collectors and history enthusiasts, back issues of “The Key” magazine published annually by the  South Sebastian County Historical Society will be on sale for $2.50 each.


The City of Greenwood sponsors ArtFest Art on the Trail May 6. Artists will display and sell original works on the walking path that runs behind the Old Jail Museum grounds.

For more information about the show, call 479-806-1081 or visit www.facebook/GreenwoodQuilts.

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